The Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) new Quality Assurance Framework came into effect on
1 September 2018. Full details can be found on the NMC website via:

Mott MacDonald have delivered the quality assurance of nursing and midwifery education on behalf of the NMC since 2013. During 2018-2019 we will quality assure new NMC standards of education and training of nurses, midwives and nursing associates. We are working hard to ensure the implementation of the new Quality Assurance Framework is always consistent, targeted and proportionate, whilst remaining accountable and agile in the process.

The Quality Assurance Handbook outlines all of the operational details to ensure that the process is transparent to all and that principles are applied consistently across all nursing, midwifery and nursing associate education.

Mott MacDonald manage the quality assurance process via two online portals. 

The QA Hub: where AEIs can request events for programmes in nursing and prescribing against the new standards (2018) and the old NMC portal where we manage the QA for programmes where the standards have yet to be updated.

The NMC has provided some guidance for exceptionally reporting risks. Please refer to the Programme Providers page and the Training Resources/ Advice and Resources page for more information.

If you would like more information, or have questions about the use of the portal, you can contact the team at

On-call rota

We are operating a rota of availability for professional queries from education providers and visitors.

To view the on-call rota for September to November 2019, click here.

If in doubt as to who to contact, please direct queries to the Mott MacDonald office who will be able to
re-direct your enquiry as necessary.

QA activity data protection, GDPR compliance requirements and NMC Privacy Policy

Education institutions are advised that any documentation submitted via the QA hub that does not have clear relevance to the programme being reviewed will be permanently deleted to ensure compliance with data protection regulations. Please refer to the Quality Assurance Handbook.

Mott MacDonald operate under GDPR regulations. Registrant and Lay Visitors are advised to refer to the Mott MacDonald Code of Conduct for Registrant and for Lay Visitors. Please refer to the Quality Assurance Handbook (Annex 1a and 1b).

Contact Us


Telephone: 01223 463 441

NMC Support

Mott MacDonald have a dedicated team to support new education institutions seeking NMC approval of a programme for the first time, and existing approved education institutions (AEIs) and their practice learning partners, and QA visitors through the quality assurance process.

Knowledge hub

Mott MacDonald is providing a webinar series for AEIs and registrant visitors between October 2018 and January 2019.

Webinars for AEIs on QA Hub functionality and Gateway 1 submission
The webinar series has now concluded and we thank you for your active participation. A recording of one of the webinars can be found in the Training Resources/ QA Hub guidance webpage.

Webinars for registrant visitors on QA Hub functionality
The webinar series has now concluded and we thank you for your active participation. A recording of one of the webinars will be available on the website soon.

Webinars for registrant visitors on report writing:
The webinar series has now concluded and we thank you for your active participation. A Programme Approval Template example with guidance notes, which was used during these webinars, can be found on the Visitors/Approvals page.

There are some top tips for QA Visitors in writing their reports in NMC House Style Guide and  NMC Tone of Voice Guidance.

Additional guidance documentation for AEIs and QA Visitors can be found within the Programme Provider and Visitor pages.